Pedestrian zone in the town centre of Wunstorf
|• Mayor||Rolf-Axel Eberhardt (CDU)|
|• Total||126.60 km2 (48.88 sq mi)|
|Elevation||43 m (141 ft)|
|• Density||330/km2 (850/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
|Dialling codes||05031, 05033 (Steinhude and Großenheidorn), 05723 (Idensen-Niengraben)|
Wunstorf is a town in the district of Hanover, in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is situated approximately 22 km west of Hanover. The following localities belong to the city of Wunstorf: Blumenau (with Liethe), Bokeloh, Großenheidorn, Idensen (with Idensermoor and Niengraben), Klein Heidorn, Kolenfeld, Luthe, Mesmerode, Steinhude, and Wunstorf.
- 1830 – ca. 1.910
- 1840 – ca. 2.300
- 1871 – 2.455
- 1885 – 2.963
- 1905 – 4.523
- 1949 – 11.610 (of this 3.490 were refugees and displaced persons)
- 1998 – 40.848
- 2000 – 41.474
- 2005 – 42.215
- 2010 – 41.244
The local elections on September 11, 2016, had the following results:
- SPD: 16 seats
- CDU: 13 seats
- Alliance '90/The Greens: 6 seats
- FDP: 2 seats
- AfD: 4 seats
- Fraktionslos:(without party) 1 seat
Wunstorf has 2 exits on motorway A 2.
Wunstorf railway station has 4 trains per hour to Hanover (a mix of local and regional trains), and 2 trains per hour each to Minden and Nienburg. The local bus network is designed to allow connections with trains to/from Hanover.
The nearest commercial airport is Hanover-Langenhagen about 25 km via motorways A2 and A352.
- Heinz-Joachim Barchmann (born 1950), politician (SPD), Member of Bundestag since 2009
- Ernst Jünger (1895–1998), writer
- Polykarp Leyser IV (1690–1728 in Helmstedt), Protestant theologian, philosopher, physician, jurist and historian
- Joost Schmidt (1893–1948 in Nuremberg), typographer, painter and teacher at the Bauhaus
- Andreas Spengler (born 1947), psychiatrist and psychotherapist
- Landesamt für Statistik Niedersachsen, LSN-Online Regionaldatenbank, Tabelle 12411: Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes, Stand 31. Dezember 2018.
- s. E. Holodynski, Armin Mandel, S.17
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